Well, it’s been a while, again, since posting and some amazing things have happened. From somewhere deep down in my soul, I found the strength to snap out of my exhausted, overwhelmed, disorganized routine and have lost the weight I gained after pregnancy (and for the next several years). As I approach age 40- something inside me said it was time- if I was still out of shape at 40, I might be stuck that way forever. Instead of succumbing to the ever-present we exhaustion I felt after a day of work and kids, I decided the time to make a change was now.
I started getting up at 4:30 am every day to walk our dogs before getting the kids ready for school and myself for work. I walk the dogs, come home, get on the treadmill for an hour, get the kids up and fed, then get myself ready for work, drop off the kids and go to work. Come home from work- homework, dinner, kid stuff (soccer, dance, etc), kids to bed, then repeat what I do in the morning- walk the dogs, work out on the treadmill, and end it with pushups, crunches and squats.
I stopped eating sugar, bread, butter, rice and potatoes. I haven’t drank anything besides water and black coffee since January. Black coffee… gross at first, but then you get used to it and look forward to it almost as much as you did the Vanilla Mochaccino. Almost.
You are probably thinking… that sounds awful. But no, it’s not. It was difficult at first, but the weight started to come off quickly with my extreme approach. Results are what drive me and I knew that was the only way to make it work for me.
I’ve lost over 50 pounds, and I feel fantastic. I no longer suffer from constant headaches and occasional migraines. I no longer have back pain- at all! I no longer need the house to be at 70 degrees at night. And the best result is that I have boundless energy. At the end of the day, my house is fairly clean, and the laundry doesn’t pile up. The bills are paid, the closets are organized, and the garage is neat. The meals are planned, the fridge is full of healthy food, the schedule for the week is on the fridge…. If you saw us a couple years ago, you’d know this is an amazing change for my family. I’m finally doing all of the things I’ve wanted to do, but felt like I didn’t have the energy or ability.
I look in the mirror now, and I see the old me, the real me that I knew was still in there. Finally- good to see you again. Now, let’s get to work on all the things we’ve been wanting to do.
Want to know what I attribute my success to? Check back soon!